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Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

Key Information

Duration:

14 Days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec/March-Apr-May

Maximum altitude

5416

Accommodation

Tea house / Camping

Transportation

Car / flight

Embark on an unforgettable journey through one of the world's most renowned treks - the Annapurna Circuit. Known for its breathtaking landscapes, deep gorges, and cultural treasures, this trek offers an experience like no other. Join us at Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks as we guide you through this remarkable adventure.

Highlights of the Trek:

  • Traverse through yak pastures and witness the traditional way of life.
  • Relax in the natural hot springs of Tatopani, a rejuvenating experience for body and soul.
  • Explore Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang, and immerse yourself in its unique culture.
  • Enjoy a day in the tourist hub of Pokhara, surrounded by stunning mountain views.
  • Marvel at the spectacular vistas of Mt. Annapurna, Thorung Peak, and many more.
  • Visit the beautiful Manang district and experience its rich cultural heritage.
  • Encounter magnificent lakes, glaciers, deep gorges, and stunning waterfalls along the way.
  • Discover the sacred site of Muktinath, revered by both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Cross the challenging Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters.
  • Explore the largest monastery in the Manang district, the Barge Monastery.
  • Witness breathtaking sunrise views from the iconic Poon Hill Viewpoint.

Benefits of Trekking with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks:

  • Complimentary airport transfers to and from your hotel in private transport.
  • Online trip briefing upon booking confirmation, ensuring you're fully prepared for the trek.
  • Provision of pulse oximeter to monitor oxygen levels at high altitudes for your safety.
  • Well-equipped medical kits for any emergencies that may arise during the trek.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you don't have your own.
  • Free excess luggage storage at our store during the trek for your convenience.
  • Convenient booking and reservation system with multi-channel communication options.
  • 24/7 availability for assistance and inquiries through various communication channels.
  • Hassle-free payment system for your peace of mind.

Online Trip Briefing:

Our comprehensive online briefing will address all your queries regarding the trek, including equipment checklist, itinerary details, and trail expectations. Upon booking, we'll schedule a convenient time for the briefing, ensuring you're well-prepared for the adventure ahead.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview:

Embark on a 14-day adventure starting from Bhulbhule, following the Marsyandghi River Valley through picturesque villages and stunning landscapes. Acclimate in Manang before crossing the challenging Thorong La Pass, and descend to Muktinath. Explore Tatopani's hot springs before trekking through lush forests to Ghorepani. Witness sunrise at Poon Hill before concluding the trek in Pokhara.

Why Choose Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. Encounter diverse terrain, from rice paddies to glacial zones, and witness panoramic views of towering Himalayan peaks. Immerse yourself in the Tibetan way of life and discover hidden gems along the trail, making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Journey:

Experience the wonders of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Book your adventure today and embark on a journey of a lifetime. Discover the beauty of the Himalayas while creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Embark on Your Himalayan Adventure: Essential Gear and Trip Details

Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the majestic landscapes of the Annapurna Circuit? At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we're here to ensure your trekking experience is not only unforgettable but also safe and comfortable. As you prepare for this incredible adventure, let's delve into the essential gear you'll need and the exciting details of your upcoming trip.

Essential Gear for Your Trek

The gear and equipment required for your trek will vary depending on the season you choose to embark on this adventure. To ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey, we recommend packing only the essentials. With a luggage weight limit of 9 kg, you can leave your excess baggage with us at Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, free of charge.

Since you'll be sharing a porter with a fellow traveler, we advise packing your belongings in a duffle bag with a capacity of over sixty liters. Here's a list of items you should consider bringing for the trek:

  • Head: Sun hat or scarf, winter hat or insulating hat, headlight with extra batteries
  • Face: Sunscreen, sunglasses with UV protection, face/body wipes
  • Hands: Lightweight gloves, heavyweight winter gloves
  • Body: Hiking shirts, long-sleeved shirt, hooded rain jacket, fleece jacket, lightweight cotton pants, T-shirt (lightweight wool), polypropylene underwear, down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu), sweater, waterproof jacket and pants
  • Footwear: Hiking boots, thick wool socks (extra pair recommended)
  • Essential Gear: Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take a porter or not), thermal bottle, water purification tablets, trekking pole, sleeping bag (-15 degree bag recommended for high altitude trekking)
  • Toiletries: Medium-sized drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, biodegradable bar soap, nail clippers, small mirror
  • Personal Accessories: Money, watch, cell phone, camera
  • Extra Items: First aid kit, extra passport-size photos and photocopies of passport, notebook and pen, binoculars

Trip Details: An Unforgettable Journey Awaits

Your adventure begins with a warm welcome as we provide free airport arrival and departure transfers for all our guests. Our representative will be waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, holding a pamphlet with your name and our company name. From there, we'll ensure you feel at ease as we escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle.

Before your trek begins, you'll have time for last-minute preparations in Kathmandu, including an in-person briefing if needed. On the second day, your guide will pick you up early in the morning and accompany you to the bus station, where we'll embark on our journey to Bhulbhule via Besisahar.

Throughout your trek, you'll enjoy comfortable accommodations, including lodge-to-lodge stays in picturesque trekking regions and a night in a hotel in Pokhara. Our experienced Sherpa guide will lead the way, sharing insights into the places you'll visit, while our porters ensure your luggage is safely transported.

Each day on the trail promises a unique experience, from breathtaking scenery to cultural encounters in local villages. After a day of trekking, you'll unwind in cozy lodges, enjoying hearty meals and engaging in friendly conversations with fellow trekkers.

Safety and Satisfaction Guaranteed

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities. We take every precaution to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience, including providing necessary gear, extensive first-aid training for our guides, and regular health monitoring.

During your trek, we'll also allocate a rest day in Manang for proper acclimatization, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness. Plus, our team members, including guides and porters, are locals with unparalleled knowledge of the Himalayan terrain.

Book Your Adventure Today

Ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime? Book your Annapurna Circuit trek with confidence through Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. We're a government-authorized trekking and touring operator in Nepal, ensuring a seamless booking process and unforgettable journey.

Don't miss out on the chance to explore the breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region. Contact us today to reserve your spot and begin your Himalayan adventure!

Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

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Food
Bed/Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
11400

Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, and feel the energy of this bustling city. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, filled with colorful shops, aromatic spices, and the sounds of traditional music.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1960

Embark on a scenic drive to Besisahar, the gateway to the Annapurna Circuit. Again drive through dense forests of rhododendrons and pine, experiencing a change in climate and vegetation. Arrive in Dharapani, a charming village with traditional Himalayan architecture.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2710

Continue the journey through fir and pine forests, passing through quaint villages. Reach Chame, the administrative headquarters of the Manang district, surrounded by stunning views of the Annapurna range.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

The trail takes you through dramatic landscapes with panoramic views of Annapurna II and Pisang Peak. Explore the ancient village of Pisang with its unique blend of Tibetan culture.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3540

Trek through alpine landscapes, witnessing the change in flora and fauna. Arrive in Manang, a picturesque village with traditional houses and monasteries.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3540

Spend the day exploring Manang, and its monasteries, and engaging with the local culture. Take short hikes for further acclimatization, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4018

Ascend to Yak Kharka through landscapes dotted with yaks and surrounded by towering peaks. The air becomes thinner as you approach higher altitudes.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4450

The trail leads to Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the challenging Thorong La Pass. Rest and prepare for the next day's ascent.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

Embark on an early morning ascent to Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek. Descend to Muktinath, a sacred pilgrimage site, with its ancient temples and natural springs.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2720

Descend through arid landscapes, passing through Kagbeni, a gateway to Upper Mustang. Arrive in Jomsom, a town known for its windy climate.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
827

Take a scenic morning flight to Pokhara, a tranquil city nestled by Phewa Lake. Spend the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the stunning mountain views

Food
Bed/Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310

 Drive back to Kathmandu through picturesque landscapes. Spend the evening reminiscing about the trek and enjoying a farewell dinner.

Depart from Kathmandu, concluding an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and cultures of the Annapurna Circuit.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost Includes?

  • Airport Pick-up and Drops: We'll be there to greet you upon your arrival in Nepal and ensure a smooth transition to your accommodation. Likewise, we'll arrange for your departure transportation, ensuring a hassle-free journey back home.

  • All Ground Transportation: From Kathmandu to Pokhara, and from there to Dharapani, we've got your transportation covered, ensuring you can focus on enjoying the breathtaking landscapes without worrying about logistics.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Meals: Indulge in delicious and nourishing meals throughout your trek, with three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) accompanied by a refreshing cup of tea or coffee, providing you with the energy needed for your adventure.

  • Accommodation: Rest easy in cozy guesthouses (Lodges) during your trekking journey, and enjoy comfortable stays with all necessary amenities provided.

  • Hotel Stays: Enjoy the warmth of Nepali hospitality with three nights in Kathmandu and one night in Pokhara, where you'll be accommodated with a Bed and Breakfast plan, ensuring a comfortable stay before and after your trek.

  • Transportation: Travel to Pokhara and Kathmandu in comfort and style, with transportation arrangements made via public Jeep/Bus and tourist Bus respectively, offering you convenience and reliability.

  • Experienced Guides and Porters: Our team of experienced English-speaking guides and porters will accompany you throughout your journey, providing valuable insights, assistance, and ensuring your safety every step of the way. With a ratio of one guide for every six guests and one porter for every two guests, you can trek with peace of mind.

  • Government and Local Taxes: We take care of all necessary permits and fees, including National Park Fees and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), so you can focus on enjoying the trekking experience.

  • Medical Kit and Insurance: Your safety is our priority, which is why we provide a comprehensive medical kit box and insurance coverage for our guides and porters during the trek, along with additional services as per your requirements.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost Excludes?

  • Trekking Equipment: Personal trekking gear is not included in our package, but we can assist you in renting or purchasing the necessary equipment.
  • Personal Expenses: Alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry services are not covered in our package.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance: While we provide insurance for our team members, we recommend that guests arrange their own emergency rescue and travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips: Gratuities for guides and porters are not included but are highly appreciated for their exceptional service.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

Annapurna Circuit Trek Departure Dates

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Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Availability
Join Group
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2024-09-15
13 Days
Available
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Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Availability
Join Group
1
2024-10-02
13 Days
Available

Annapurna Circuit Trek FAQs

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a renowned hiking trail in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It typically takes around 15 to 20 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary.

The best time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable and the skies are clear, offering excellent mountain views.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered moderately difficult. While the trek doesn't require technical climbing skills, it involves long hours of walking, high altitudes, and varied terrain.

While prior trekking experience is beneficial, it's not mandatory for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. However, participants should be physically fit and mentally prepared for long days of hiking and high altitude conditions.

Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card before starting the trek. These permits help in the conservation and management of the trekking area.

Accommodation options along the Annapurna Circuit Trek vary from basic teahouses to more comfortable lodges. Most teahouses provide simple rooms with shared bathrooms, while lodges may offer private rooms with attached bathrooms in some places.

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential concern during the Annapurna Circuit Trek, particularly when ascending to higher altitudes too quickly. It's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and nausea.

In case of emergencies, there are helicopter evacuation services available from certain points along the trekking route. However, these services are costly and should only be used in life-threatening situations.

Essential items to pack for the Annapurna Circuit Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, a first-aid kit, water purification tablets, and trekking poles, among others.

Yes, hiring a guide and porter is common and recommended for those who are unfamiliar with the terrain or prefer additional assistance. Guides can provide valuable insight into the local culture and ensure a safer trekking experience.

ATM facilities are limited along the trekking route, and it's advisable to carry enough Nepalese rupees in cash to cover expenses such as accommodation, meals, and souvenirs.

While some teahouses and lodges may offer charging facilities for electronic devices, it's not guaranteed. Bringing a portable solar charger or power bank is recommended to ensure you can recharge your devices when necessary.

Respecting local customs and traditions is important. It's advisable to ask for permission before taking photographs of people, especially in rural villages, and to dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

Yes, travel insurance that covers trekking activities and emergency evacuation is highly recommended for the Annapurna Circuit Trek. This insurance can provide coverage for unforeseen circumstances such as injuries, illness, or trip cancellations.

Most teahouses and lodges along the Annapurna Circuit Trek offer basic but hearty meals, including traditional Nepali dishes such as dal bhat (rice and lentils), as well as international cuisine like pasta and noodles. Vegetarian options are widely available, but meat may be limited in some places.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Additional Information

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, nestled in the majestic Himalayas of Nepal, has a rich history that traces its roots back to the mid-20th century. The trek was initially popularized by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal, the French expedition members who successfully summited Annapurna I in 1950, making it the first 8,000-meter peak ever conquered. Their triumph sparked global interest in the Annapurna region, leading to the establishment of trekking routes.

Over the years, the Annapurna Circuit Trek evolved from a trail forged by early mountaineers and local traders into one of the world's most renowned trekking destinations. The route was once a vital trade corridor between Nepal and Tibet, fostering cultural exchange along the way. As tourism grew, the Annapurna Circuit Trek became a symbol of adventure and natural beauty, drawing trekkers from across the globe.

Route of the Annapurna Circuit Trek:

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a captivating journey that circumnavigates the Annapurna Massif, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and diverse landscapes. The trek typically begins in the town of Besisahar and winds its way through villages inhabited by various ethnic groups, including Gurungs, Manangis, and Thakalis.

  1. Besisahar to Chamje: The trek kicks off in Besisahar, gradually ascending through terraced fields and subtropical forests. The trail passes through charming villages like Chamje, where trekkers can experience the warmth of local hospitality.

  2. Chamje to Manang: The journey continues along the Marsyangdi River, crossing suspension bridges and terraced farmlands. As the altitude increases, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows. Trekkers reach the picturesque village of Manang, surrounded by towering peaks and Buddhist monasteries.

  3. Acclimatization in Manang: To acclimatize to the increasing altitude, a rest day is usually spent exploring Manang. Trekkers can visit the ancient monasteries, interact with locals, and enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and other peaks.

  4. Manang to Thorong Phedi: The trail ascends further, leading to Thorong Phedi, the base camp for the challenging Thorong La Pass. Along the way, trekkers witness the transition from alpine forests to barren landscapes, surrounded by snow-capped peaks.

  5. Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters): Thorong La Pass is the highest point of the trek, presenting trekkers with a stunning panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The descent from the pass takes trekkers to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath.

  6. Muktinath to Jomsom: The trail descends through arid landscapes and reaches the revered Muktinath Temple, attracting pilgrims and trekkers alike. Continuing the descent, the trek enters the Kali Gandaki Valley, known for its windswept terrain. The journey concludes in Jomsom, where a flight to Pokhara awaits.

  7. Jomsom to Nayapul and Pokhara: From Jomsom, trekkers have the option to continue walking or take a scenic flight to Pokhara. The final leg of the trek descends through quaint villages, concluding in Nayapul. From here, a drive to Pokhara marks the end of this extraordinary adventure.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek not only showcases the stunning Himalayan landscapes but also provides a glimpse into the diverse cultures and traditions that have thrived in this region for centuries. Trekkers emerge from this journey not only with a sense of accomplishment but also with a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal.

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